We can all agree that if Colin Kaepernick didn’t kneel against racism and police brutality, he would have been in the league for the last five years.
I think we can also agree that in the last five years, many things Kaepernick was speaking about are still happening in our country.
It is understandable not just NFL players but just human beings, in general, would be rooting for him to get a shot with the Raiders or any other NFL team, considering he was robbed of five years of his career not because of his talent but because he wanted better for black people.
Alas, Stephen A. Smith doesn’t like the fact NFL players and people are saying he deserves a job in NFL.
“I am tired of NFL players saying he should be in the league because I’m looking at y’all who have told me over the years, how elite these guys are, how difficult it is to be in the league. It’s one thing to say he deserves a tryout. We’ve got NFL former and present players saying he should be in the league, even though he’s been gone for six years.”
“So now the thing about the knee, now to say about all because we know he got screwed over, we know that what I’m talking about is you football players who have played in the NFL, in some cases have won championships in the NFL, who know directly and specifically how arduous it is how hard it is, how impossible it is, to be an NFL player. Y’all realize that the ones who do say he should be in the NFL, you don’t realize how you’re disrespecting yourselves as NFL players when you just say a guy that’s been gone for six years should be in the league.”
A bit of a strange take, but we know Stephen A. has beef with Kaepernick and carries grudges, so this doesn’t seem any different.
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